Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Big Changes


So Saturday, October 16, 2010 was a big day for our family......

I will mess with the pictures later.... they aren't working right.

Devri Hosted Taryn's bridal shower.....





I was in charge of the food but somehow managed to not take a picture of the veggie tray or the gluten free fruit pizza (rice crispy treat crust)


After the bridal shower I jumped to the next thing...


Pete had decided to be baptized. Now our family is united in a common belief and church. I am so happy and feel so blessed in spite of the struggles we are facing. I didn't realize how quickly this day would come that day last year when I decided to go back to church because I needed something bigger than myself to help me get through his illness.


I am amazed at the changes I have seen in Pete. He has softened in so many ways. Things that I had chalked up to just the way he is have become not so harsh. He is more mindful of the boys and of me. He helps me more and there is just something more to our relationship which was already good. I love our relationship and our family.


Brian performed the baptism -Thanks Brian! It seemed fitting that Pete picked Brian since he and Dev have been so supportive and Devri had the guts to challenge Pete to race her through the Book of Mormon. I hoped we would get here, but I am not sure I ever believed it would happen until more recently.


I am looking forward to the next year of growth for our family. I can't wait until Pete and I are able to go through the temple together. It is one of the desires of my heart. I want forever.










5 comments:

Damien and Ashley said...

That is so great, Emily! What a blessing and such a big step for your family! Hope things are good and you are stayin' happy!

Taryn said...

Your last sentence is strangely reminiscent of... was it Michael Hamilton?

Missy G said...

congratulations! that is great

Hals said...

Wow this is great news! So happy that you guys are happy!

Summers Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is great Emily on all counts.